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Update Don't Add Fuel to Fire in Syria 

Safety for Syrians and security for everyone can only be won by non-military means

With so many Syrian civilians’ lives caught in the balance between myriad military powers and militias, actors interested in peace should press for a political solution to the conflict. Congress should exercise its constitutionally ordained role in exerting oversight of the executive branch to press for a non-military path forward in Syria.

Update What We're Reading on Syria 

On the current crisis and non-military paths forward

On the sixth anniversary of the war in Syria, we recommend a reading list covering the US's militarized missteps in Syria and the diplomatic path forward to win peace.

Press Release Friedman Squeaks Through SFRC as Grassroots, Anti-Settlement Opposition Grows  

Every vote against Friedman’s confirmation sends an important message: Pro-settlement, pro-occupation policies should be disqualifying from serving in one of the most sensitive diplomatic postings in the world.

Legislative Ask Protect the Iran Deal 

Congress is considering anti-diplomacy, saber-rattling sanctions that would undermine the Iran deal. Please oppose any legislation that would threaten the success of the deal in preventing a nuclear-armed Iran and another U.S. war in the Middle East.

Press Release Sen. Shaheen Reads Letter from Holocaust Descendant at Friedman Hearing, Friedman Responds  

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) read the letter of constituent and Holocaust descendant Alicia Sanders-Zakre urging her to oppose President Trump’s nominee for U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.

Update Joe Harris says Friedman Goes Against What His Family Has Stood For 

In a powerful letter, Joe Harris of Cambridge, Massachusetts describes a number of compelling family stories to share on how, as Jewish Americans and Zionists, Friedman’s nomination will do untold damage to Israeli and to the region.

Press Release 15 Christian organizations call for peace, justice, and equality in Israel and Palestine 

Fifteen Christian organizations sent a briefing paper to all members of Congress and to the Trump Administration calling for U.S. policies that promote peace, justice, and equality between Israelis and Palestinians.

Update Holocaust Survivors' Descendants Speak Out against Friedman Nomination 

A number of constituents whose families were impacted by the Holocaust wrote to their Senators to explain how their Jewish families' values and experiences compelled them to stand for justice and oppose the Friedman nomination. Here you can read two public letters.

Background Senators Feinstein and Heinrich Warn Against Friedman for Israel Ambassador 

Senators Feinstein and Heinrich write: "President Trump’s nominee to be the ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has been a benefactor of Israeli settlement expansion and has demonstrated an openly hostile attitude to a two-state solution. These Israeli actions and Friedman’s views are not helpful to Israel, to the peace process, or to the national security of the United States."

Action Alert Tell your Senators: Oppose Friedman for Israel Ambassador 

David Friedman’s record of funding illegal Israeli settlements, his support for Israeli annexation of the West Bank and his likening of supporters of the two-state solution to Nazi collaborators should disqualify him from one of the most sensitive and complex diplomatic postings in the world.

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